This workshop will take you through a journey of the nervous system. We will blend the two worlds of total relaxation bliss. We will explore deeper understandings of the central nervous system and how we can reduce stress, anxiety and many other aliments that create imbalances in the body that may be triggered by past traumas.
Cranio Sacral Therapy is an osteopathic technique that focuses on harmonizing the central nervous system using subtle therapeutic touch. Along with restorative yoga postures, which also promote the body’s rest and restore state, this will increase the body’s innate ability to stimulate its self-healing powers.
Cost: $40 +tx in advance, $50 +tx day-of (pay using Paypal button below or by calling the studio at (514) 875-9642)
“I was first introduced to yoga in 2001 while training at the Rotterdam Dance Academy on the brink of my professional dance career. As a result, my personal practice has evolved alongside, and through an intimate relationship with, my artistic development as a dancer. Yoga began as an effective form of corporal conditioning for me, however, over time it has come to deeply influence the ways in which I move through, engage with, and think about the world. I first ventured to India to practice in 2005 and my interest in mind/body unity continues to grow; it has inspired the pursuit of a degree in Psychology/Sexuality, and the cultivation of a rewarding and ongoing Vipassana practice. I initially completed a 250hr Hatha Yoga teacher training at Ashtanga Yoga Montreal, and have since supplemented this with focused certifications in Trauma Recovery Yoga and Elderly Yoga. Through being a teacher, I have discovered a profound joy in facilitating for others a connection to yoga and an exploration of the mind/body. I am grateful to my many yoga teachers around the world who have so generously shared with me their knowledge of this ancient Indian tradition. I look forward to being a lifelong student while continuing to evolve as a teacher.”
Join Champa for a month-long meditation workshop on Tuesdays from 7:45pm – 9 pm, from September 5th to September 26th.
During this workshop, you will explore the four qualities that establish the path to Mindfulness, “free from desires and discontent with regards to the world”, based on Joseph Goldstein’s book, Mindfulness. This book explains the satipatthana Sutta (written by the Buddha’s teachings).
- September 5: Developing mind-ardency, a balanced and sustainable application of effort in your meditation practice
- September 12: Exploring clarity during daily activities and meditation by looking at what it means to “be present”
- September 19: Sati (mindfulness and awareness of the present moment) and balancing the Five Spiritual Faculties: Faith, Energy, Mindfulness, Concentration and Wisdom
- September 26: Exploring Samadhi (Concentration) by non-harming and cultivating strength in our awareness
Classes are open to all levels of practice. They will include 30 minutes of meditation practice (both sitting and walking).
Cost: Suggested donation of $10
Starting on September 5th 2017, AYM will be hosting Mysore Montreal (the continuation of Sattva).
Monday – Thursday: Mysore 7 am – 11 am (doors open at 6:30 am)
Friday: Mysore 7 am – 9 am & Led Primary 9 am -10:30 am
Saturday: Led 1/2 Primary 9 am -10 am
Sunday: Mysore 8:30 am -10:30 am
What is Mysore style Ashtanga yoga?
Teaching in the tradition of Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois, Mysore style is the traditional method of practicing Ashtanga Yoga. Students practice independently, according to the Ashtanga sequence, under the guidance of a teacher. Students receive the support, adjustments and level of challenge that encourages the development of their individual practice.
Can beginners practice Mysore style?
Yes. Rooted in parampara, the direct transmission of knowledge from the teacher to student, this system allows each student to practice at their pace and level, while benefiting from individual adjustments and support from the teacher. Delve deeper into your practice whether you are beginning or experienced. All levels welcome.
*Mysore Montreal is a separate program from AYM and the passes and class cards are not transferable, however discounts will be given to AYM students.